As pumpkins become jack-o-lanterns and ghosts emerge from the shadows, Atlantic County comes to life with some frightastic fun. So get ready to pick your pumpkins, brave a haunted cornfield, hunt for some local apparitions and much more. Just be sure to come back with your head.

Haunted attractions

Cornfield of Terror at R&J Farm: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21 to 23; open from dusk to 10 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and dusk to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Take a terrifying walk through a haunted cornfield, or for the less brave, a regular corn maze that you have to navigate through using only a flashlight. Adult tickets are $14 or $19 for the combo which includes the corn maze. Tickets for kids 10 and under are $10 or $15 for the combo.

Located at 723 W. Hershel St. in Egg Harbor City. Call 609 593-6180 or go to

Silent film

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The Adrian Phillips Theater at Boardwalk Hall is kicking off their Halloween season with

a showing of the first-ever vampire flick “Nosferatu,” accompanied by the Kimball Organ played live by Steven Ball. Tickets cost $20. Located at 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to Boardwalk


The Historic Smithville Costume Pet Parade: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Smithville is calling all pets to come in their best costumes and strut around the Village Greene.

Located at 1 N. New York Road in Smithville. For more information call 609-652-7777 or go to

Ghost tours

Ghost tour of Ocean City: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. Take a 90-minute candlelit walking tour based on the book “Ghost Stories of Ocean City, New Jersey.” Hear true tales of mysterious encounters on the Flanders Hotel, the Jersey Devil, pirate treasure and more. Tickets must be purchased in advanced, $15 per person, or $10 for kids ages 4 to 12. Tours depart from 9th Street and Asbury Avenue in front of City Hall. For more information call 609-814-0199 or go to

Family-friendly hayrides

Birch Grove Park: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20 to 22. Birch Grove Park invites families to enjoy the fall weather with their family-friendly hayride. Tickets are $5.

Located at 1700 Burton Ave. in Northfield. For more information call 609-641-3778 or go to

Sahl’s Father Son Farm: Open 4 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 5. This farm is perfect for the entire family, with plenty of activities and chances to get lost in a corn maze, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin and more.

Located at 420 W. Pestalozzi St. in Galloway. For more information call 609-965-9300 or go to


Downtown Hammonton: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Downtown Hammonton will host its 11th annual trick-or-treat event. Put on your best costume and hunt for candy at the shops in Downtown Hammonton.

Located at 10 S. Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton. For more information call 609-567-9014.